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Q&A Ending a line of dialogue with "?!": Allowed or obnoxious?

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A Correct punctuation for showing a character's confusion

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Elongated vowel sounds

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by AGirlHasNoName‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the rules for punctuating a conversation?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by M.E. Rollins‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you use a semicolon to connect fragments that are one item in a vertical list?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by happycrabapples‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A The difference between dialogue marks

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Liquid‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuating text messages with speaker tags in running copy

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Lauren Ipsum‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Confused about when to treat something as a dialogue tag

1 answer  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by mh9‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the correct way to use semicolons vs. commas vs. em dashes?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by matt_rule‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Question mark in use with colon

1 answer  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by nicoX‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Capitalization after use of colon?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by WelderGuy‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Which is the correct way to punctuate this dialogue with ellipses?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by vedant‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A "Quote" within a quote MLA

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Cullub‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to show a brief hesitation around a word

3 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation issue quoting dialogue

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by ABDELTA‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Using capital letters and full-stop in bullet points

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by phenomenon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Dialogue interruptions — using em dashes

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Emmie‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When dialog is italicized, should the quotation marks be italicized as well?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by whiterook6‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Partial clauses after semi-colons

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Dedication Punctuation - include a period?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by user2430018‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you capitalize the names of governments in a story?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Abram Frost‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Comma before names of people or titles

2 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Why end sentences with commas instead of periods when the sentence is in a quote?

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by RichS‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Capitalisation after punctuation in dialogue

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Colm Mulhern‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A The difference between two speech formats

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by D. Tunus‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should you emphasise text within quotation marks?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by XPMai‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How does one indicate uncertainty in a quote?

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Filip Allberg‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Using colons and semi-colons in dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A In what situation do you put a full-stop after an ellipsis?

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation before / after em dash and speech mark

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by John789‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Based on where I put a comma in a long sentence, can it confuse the readers from the way its supposed to be read?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Gabby‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I punctuate a statement that a character is ordered to say in a future scenario?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by nicholas ainsworth‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Multiple sentences in a parenthetical phrase - How do I punctuate properly?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Which one is the correct dialogue punctuation format?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Lara‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Am I correctly punctuating this pause?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Liath‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation in a list

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by dragonmnl‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tell where to place a parenthetical em dash phrase?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should quotation marks for titles of short works be included as part of link text?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Spaces within abbreviations, acronyms, and initials

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by TheLearner‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Use of punctuation within quotes with single words or letters

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by TheLearner‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Hyphen or en-dash

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by nicoX‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it acceptable to place a dash after a question mark?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by nicholas ainsworth‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Capitalize and/or hyphenate "the Start Your Own Business project"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by calvin‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I search for tick marks not smart quotes in Word?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Leon Conrad‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Indicating a word choice you're unsure of

4 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by wzub‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Shouting in a question

1 answer  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by Kornél Regius‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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